An Enticement!


Hello, Blogging Friends!

I know, I know!  I have been derelict in my writing and blogging!

And I can see from my ever-filling inbox that all the bloggers I follow have been far more diligent and productive with their poetry and other writings.

It’s been a little crazy busy at times.  And I have missed blogging!

And so, for my return post, I decided to entice you back with this vision of yumminess – a slice of rhubarb cake that I made two days ago.

Did it work?  Haha.

Have a Happy Weekend!





Apfelkuchen – a Birthday Treat!

My son, Conrad, was out with his friends and siblings for a birthday dinner at one of his favourite restaurants on Sunday evening, and I promised him a special cake for our celebration the next day.

I decided on one that I hadn’t made in a long time.  An apple cake that my mother often made, when I was younger.

When he showed up on Monday evening, there it stood on the kitchen counter, all ready for digging in!  He, his brothers, and I each had a generous first slice.  Savoured every bite, and then came the “can I have another piece?” moment.  There was just enough to make four more smaller slices….and it was gone.  Hahaha!

Always puts a smile on my face, when food is enjoyed so much!


Picture 1 – Coming out of the oven;


Picture 2 – Sprinkling of powdered sugar;


Picture 3 – A slice of Apfelkuchen (apple cake), ready to eat!

The Anybody Can Do It Cake


It’s baked in a bundt cake form and, with that traditional German touch, it gets a light dusting of powdered sugar once it has cooled down..

Years ago, when I was a teenager, my mom came home from work one day feeling all excited. She had been given a new recipe to try.  My mom has always been a good cook and baker, and because she enjoyed making good meals, she was also open to learning new things and trying out new ingredients.

“So what kind of cake is it?” I asked her.

“Well, I don’t know exactly,” she replied.  “It’s a regular kind of cake batter with butter and eggs and flour and such, and in my recipe here it lists cherries to be added as the last item.  But….then at the bottom there are other options, for example with chopped apples and nuts.”

“What’s it called then?”

With great gusto she smiled and declared, “The Anybody Can Do It Cake!”

The recipe is straightforward with ingredients and the  prep process, so I guess that’s why the title.

I have made it a few times over the years….usually with a jar of pitted cherries mixed in, for a bit of a treat from apple crisps and rhubarb coffee cakes, and it tastes just as tasty with chopped apples and chopped almonds as a different combination.  With my crew it gets eaten up within the day!  Haha!   I’m wondering just now what it would taste like with fresh peaches, as I’ve never tried that.  Hmm!  A new twist to an old favourite.